Chronicle names Blanton best museum in Austin

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The Austin Chronicle named UT’s Blanton Museum of Art the best museum in their “Best of Austin” 2012 list, a reader’s poll.

The Blanton’s collection contains many pieces of Latin American art, which the Chronicle noted.

The Chronicle readers decided the content of the list and gave Blanton the award because “its focus is often on underrepresented contemporary works,” according the Chronicle’s website.

The Chronicle also mentions how the Blanton has become an important artistic entity all its own adding “what started as the feather in Austin's cultural cap becomes an essential U.S. art destination.”

The Blanton Museum of Art is located at 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. with free admission to UT students and faculty.